In this series, I will take the Word of the Day from Dictionary.com and craft a short piece of creative writing around it. My goal is to embrace the meaning of the word in some unique way, all the while trying out different styles, rhythms and characterizations. It is as much an exercise in creativity as it is an exploration of grammar. Enjoy!
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By Alex Seise
“Lock the shutters, Jimmy, includin’ the ones o’er by the sides o’ the hearth,” she whispered as her fingers frantically pulled on a black iron latch attached to the panes suspended above the porch sill. “I just saw a gray brume formin’ by the edge of the trees. Jimmy, hurry. It’ll be here in just a…”
But just then, there was a rap at the door. The harsh knock cut through her words with the bladed indifference of a heavy cleaver’s edge.